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WOMEN AT THE RACES.
Society Ladies Not Addicted to Betting
?A Strange Lot at Brighton Beach.
The society woman of New York Is much
malinged, but never more brutally than
when represented as gambling with book
makers at the races. The stories of the
"New York belles*" queer capers seem to
find ready credence out of town, however.
A lady in New York does not differ mate
rially from a lady In any other quarter of
the globe. Ladie3 do not gamble here or
elsewhere, unless one regards a playful
wager of gloves with a personal friend as
The women who have the smallest?if
any?pretensions to social recognition are
to be found at Brighton Beach. Tins
course hus become famons for its ,lofF' de
cisions and "fixed" races; it is on Coney
island, and it catches the rag-tag and riff
raff of the famous beach, as well as a daily
contingent of 2,00i) or 3,000 "sports'* from
New York and Brooklyn. Pool tickets
may be bought for so small a sum as
? $2.00, and the crowd is composed of extra
ordinarily hetrogeneOUS elements. Negro
Stablemen, Irish saloonkeepers, French
barbers, Germen tailors, Scandina
vian boardiug-house ruuners, toughs,
plugs, brokers, spruce young clerks, po
licemen off for a day, crooks of every va
riety from sneuk thieves to expert bank
cracksmen, canal boatmen, waiters, hack
men, bootblacks, Knglish visitors, who are
as likely as not to be men of title, diminu
tive jockeys, farmers and flashy sports, all
elbowing their way iu aud out, smoking
cheap cigars, drinking quantities of beer
and betting all tiiey are worth ou every
race. As may well be imagined the
women who accompany these men are not
sociably lovable. They are a strange lot.
The number who attend the races day
after day the season through at Brighton
Beach is perhaps a little less than 100, but
the occasional visitors swell the daily con
tingent to perhaps "J00 women?there are
several thousand men. Some of those are
hard-featured, coarse and repulsive crea
tures, dressed in gorgeons red or blue
satin gowns with their slim Angers loaded
. with showy rings aud their hair bleached
to a sickening shade of yellow. They bet
rather heavily, entrusting their money to
more or less broken and dissipated young
men who attend the women iu a shame
faced way. One occasionally sees some
big, good-natured aud cheaply dressed
woman betting at intervals through a
shrewd-looking lad or an old man. She is
probably ihe mother aud her attendant
the brother or father of one of the jockeys.
?New York Cor. Pioneer Press.
A Bluff That Wan Called.
I have an acquaintance in New York
who enjoys life by practicing bluff. He is
forever doing what he should not do, say
ing what he should not say and going
where he has no moral or legal rigid to
go. just to see if he can manage to carry
himself through by aid of limitless assur
ance aud come out with flying colors. A
few days ago he went on a little trip into
the country with a lot of men, and just as
they were coming away he discovered a
solitary painter at work on the cornice of
the hotel, six stories from the ground.
The bluffer looked up aud then
stepping out into the middle of the
stre?t he shook both fists at the painter
aud howled: "You moon faced idiot, didn't
I tell you to put more yellow in that paint?
- Til come up there and kick your head off
your shoulders, you spike nosed chump.
I waut you to understand hereafter that
?.vhc;:i I give you orders you're to carry
them out, and don't you forget it, you?"
At this moment the painter was seen to
jam his brush in the paint pail, shove the
pail through a window and start down the
ladders at a miraculous rate of speed. The
bluffer made a dead set for the railway
station, but the painter chnsed him all
over the town before he got there, aud it
took ail his frieuds and two brakemen to
keep the irate mechanic away from him
up to the very last moment.?Blakely Hall
in Brooklyn Eagle.
Faults of German Universities.
According to Dr. Flach, the universi
ties are not, in the first place, examples of
the dootrlne that learning prevents mun
uers becoming ferocious. Mature doctors
have been bo long iu the habit of calling
one another?in Latin?osiulnc idiots,
that their pupils think abuse the proper
style of a scholar. Tfce general bullying
tone is accompanied h\ its natural com
?itants, cliquism and partiality, even in
examinations. A professor will do his
best to pluck the pupils of a rival, and
specialism is carried so far that the road
to success Is to study an examin
er's hobby, beyond which ho never
travels?or, oddly enough, to make love to
his daughter, and, if possible, to marn
her. Indeed, according to Dr. Flach, the
universities arc simply hot-beds of petti
coat government, :- 'rigue, and worse;
while the students' e":bs are secret insti
tutions, under whicu the life of an inof
fensive student often becomes a torture to
him, on account of some imaginary of
fense, or even caprice, of the president, of
which the victim is never even informed.
Persecuted by his comrades, plucked by
rival professors, and worried by the fas
cination of some rival professorinus, the
life of that lengendary hero, the German
student, would not seem to be all pipes
and beer.?Brooklyn Eagle.
Living on the ltetlred List.
A goodly share of Washington society
is made up from those who have legally
outlived their official usefulness and gone
on the retired list. Their honors the
judges of the supreme court come first,
and they insist on being invited out when
ever the younger and more active of those
on the bench are. Then we have rear
admirals and commodores, laid up in or
dinary, like dismantled iron-clads; gen
erals and colonels, broken-winded and
condemned as unfit for service. The crowd
is complete by ex-senaturs and representa
tives, who have not moral courage enough
to break away from the Circcau fascina
tion of the metropolis; claim agents, cor
respondents and confidence men, all anx
ious to advance some "little bill" in the
success of which they are pecuniarily in
terested.?Cor. Boston Budget.
A Disinfectant for the Sick-Koom.
A disinfecting compound lor purifying
the atmosphere of the sick-room has been
presented to the Berlin Medical society.
Oil of rosemary, laveudar and thyme, in
the proportions of ten, t wo and a half and
two and a half parts respectively, are
mixed with water and nitric acid in the
proportion of thirty to one and a hall. The
bottle should be shaken before using, and
a sponge sat united iu the compound should
be left to diffuse it by evaporation. The
vapor of this compound Is said to possess
extraordinary properties iu controlling
the odor- and tfllnvia of offensiv- und in
offensive disorders.?Chicago Herald.
There were 15,100 chattel mort^a^ei
filed in Now York tie,- tirst halt ->f ISStt.
In the island of Java there are twenty
letter-press printing oilicerf.
CONSTRUCTING THE PANAMA CANAL
What ti Returned Employe Says of tho
Extravagance and mismanagement.
Mr. A. P. Smith, of Salem, who for the
?past ftcteen years has lived in South
America, and more recently has been em
ployed as an engineer by the Panama
Canal company, has just returned from
Aspinwall, and tells an interesting story
in regard to the method of prosecuting
the work on the great De JL.esseps canal.
"I was making my way home from
Cathagenia," said he to a reporter, "but,
attracted by the financial inducements
offered by the Panama company, I went
to Aspinwall, and immediately secured
employment as an engineer in that city.
I remained a number of weeks, and
should probably be there to-day, but
that I -.'ell a victim to the yellow fever,
and on my recovery, finding that I could
not stand the climate, I packed my
chattels for home. During my stay I
thoroughly inspected the canal, walking its
entire length of fifty-four miles:
"At present the outlook is bad, very bad.
A great deal of money is being wasted,
and it woiddalmost seem as if it were cul
pably wasted. That portion of the canal
thus tar completed is at the eastern end,
and is a stretch about eleven miles long.
Here the country is low and flat, the
banks rising scarcely six feet on an aver
age above high water mark, and the land
is mostly of a clay formation. Through a
country of this kind a cut eighty feet in
width has already been ?ade for a dis
tance, as I have stated, of eleven miles.
While forests have been cleared away, and
other cu-s have been made at various
points alopg the flfty-four-m?p line of tho
proposed canal, yet little more than tho
eleven miles already referred to has been
accomplished, for reasons which I will
make clear to you later on. For another
half-dozen miles the diggers and dredgers
will have comparatively easy work, be
cause, for about that distanoe, the general
character of the soil is simitar to that al
i ready encountered. But harder work re
mains behind. About seventeen miles
from the coast foot hills will be encoun
tered, and the great mountain chain
! which runs through the continent from
' Alaska to Patagonia, is just beyond. Of
course, that point has been selected
for the bed of the canal where the
mountains are the lowest, but cuts of 500
feet?and there will have to be several
such?are no trifling matter, and can not
be accomplished without great expense
and considerable time. On every hand
may be seen evidences of mltfritanagcment
and gross extravagance. "Money is liter
ally thrown away, and signs of "jobs" are
more plentiful than mosqe'-oes in July.
Much of the work is let o~t >>y contract,
and all sorts and kinds of people secure
"What sort of men are the employes?"
"The very scum of the earth," replied
Mr. Smith. "Most of them are blacks,
who recieve $3 per day, equivalent to
something like $1.00 in our money. This
means affluence to these men, and all
higher grades of labor are paid proportion
ately. But the money is the only possiblo
inducement, and the wages must neces
sarily be high to attract men to a region
which will in all probability prove fatal
to them if they remain there long. So the
men and the women who come are the
very lowest and vilest. Convicts and out
laws and prostitutes make up a large per
centage' of the sojourners there, and
murder and arson are common. Police
regulations are a farce, and justice is
almost, impossible to obtain."?Boston
Kuling Passion Strong iu Death.
Dr. Swan relates a very sad case of the
ruling passion strong in death. I always
believe a doctor's story, except iu a case of
cure. If the patient dies, you never hear
anything but the truth. If he lives, the
doctor has to find some explanation of the
phenomenon. Doctors, of course, see a
vast variety of human nature, and es
pecially its weak sides. This is a touching
story of a young and fair girl, leaving the
bright world while the dew of life was
still laying on its morning glories. You
can imagine the sadness of the scene. The
growing certainty of tho end, the passing
beauty of the world, the bright vision of
all the happiness and the joy, the heavy
shadow hanging over all.
"It is hopeless," said the gentle doctor.
"You can not live."
"And must I die?" she asked.
"You can not live."
"Tell me, doctor, one thing before I go."
"What is it?"
"Does the hair change color after death?"
"Then I die happy. I'll look as well as
those Smith girls on the day of judgment,
anyway."?San Francisco Chronicle.
Paris Dangerous for Pedestrians.
Paris is the most dangerous city in the
I world for the foot passengers. There Is
I no rule of the road and no policemen to
guard the crossings. The pavements are
mostly smooth, silent asphalt and all, tho
cabs are Insured in a company for that
purpose, so the drivers are reckless, and
so if a man gets in the way of a cab ho is
arrested for obstructing the traffic. If he
has been run over It is all the worse, for ho
has more effectually obstructed the traffic
and besides collected a crowd. In the princi
pal streets of London this sort of thing Is
better regulated that any where else in
tho world. Iu the middle of the street
there is a guarded safety spot. All traffic
must keep to the left of the directum in
which It is going. A person crossing has
only to look for vehicles one way. A po
lice-man stands in the center to see that
foot passengers have a fair show for their
lives. A little of that kind of tyranny
would not be a bad importation to intro
duce in some of our American cities.?De
troit Free Press.
A Cautious Chap Is Juliu Chinaman.
Among the passengers on a north side
car was a disciple of Confucius, who earns
a living by washing shirts and stockings
in a Clark street basement. Suddenly tho
Chinaman held up his hand, focused his
oblique eye un the conductor and calmly
waited for the car to come to a full stop
before he ventured to stop off.
"That's just the way with these chaps,"
said the conductor, giving the bell two
vicious jabs. "A Chinaman will never get
on or ojl a ear unless it is standing per
fectly still. We always have to stop for
them. They arc more particular than an
old woman with the rhumatiz. I have
been a conductor six years, and in all that
time I never .saw a Chinaman get tin or oil
a moving car. I have taffeked with the other
boys, and they say ir. is a full stop every
time for a Chinaman. Why is this so? I
give it up. You ought to be as good at
guessing as I am." -Chicago Herald
Arbitration in Trade Deputes.
M. Lockroy, trie French minister of com
merce and Industry, has In preparation a
bill on arbitration in trade disputes based
on tho English law, which he recently
went to London to Btudy.?Paris Letter.'
j. m. mayhew.
COLUMBIA, S. C.
COLUMBIA MARBEL WORKS.
Manufacturers of and Dealers in
All Kinds of
AMERICAN AND ITALIAN
j Mantels, ".Monuments and Tablets
furnished to any design
at Lowest Prices,
j Polished Granite Work, either Na
tive or Foreign, to order.
Building Stone of all kind furnished.
Correspondence solicited with those
in want of* any work iu theabo-'o line.
Jan 7-1 yr.
IS NOW OFFERING UNUSUAL AT
TRACTIONS AND GENUINE
BARGAINS FOR SPRING
AND SUMMER WEAR,
DRESS AND WHITE GOODS.
We display a grand collection of New
and seasonable Styles at prices lower than
in very large variety, and unequalled bar- J
gains are guaranteed.
in all the newest designs at prices Ibat defy
In all the latest Styles, at lowest prices.
MATTINGS! MATTINGS ! MATTINGS 1 j
In White, Red, Check and Fancies at very
WINDOW CURTAINS, LACE CUR
TAINS, RUGS, &C,
In large assortments ?
Call and see our large NEW STOCK.
'The prices are light and we solicit your
I IjU>H THE CONVENIANCE OF
I. Fanners and Mill Men, we have open
ed a REPAIR AND SUPPLY siio on
! Mr. 11. Riggs' corner, ami will be prepared
? to do all necessary ENGINE AND GIN
j REPAIRING with promptness, guaiantec
I lug satisfaction in every instance.
In connection with our Simp we are
Agents for the sale of The Talbotl Engine,
Saw and Grist Mills. Also the best Cotton
Gins, Condencers and Self Feeders. The
Ilandcock Inspirator, K?rting Universal
Injector, the bc^l Roller feed hi the market,
Yanduzuli Jot Pump, for lifting water
out of wells o? any depth.
We will keep* on hand a full linr; of
DRASS FITTINGS, STEAM AND WA
TER GUAGES, STEAM AND GAS
PIPING, ELBOWS. NIPPLES, Sc. I
PACKING, LUBRICATING AND CY
LINDER OILS, and in fact everything to
fir up your Machinery. Orders for Pul-1
leys and Shafting liMcd at lowest prices, j
We would respectfully solicit the patronage
??f. the people (.i Orangcburg and surrouud
ing country. !
POOSEF, McKEWN & CO.
li. :-t. M<?ss t . (i im ST7AKK |
M'>SS ,v DANTZLKR. .j
ATTORNEYS AY LAW, j
OllAKGEBLRO, S. C.
THE TEA POT.
Peter C. Branson
Announces that he lias opened the
1 TEA POT UNDER WAY'S HALL,
And invites an inspection of GOODS and PRICES.
I have determined to start out by giving the BEST VALUE for th
LEAST MONEY. Anything in the Eating Line, from the fresh Tea
to a pound of Flour will be sold at the Smallest Passible Margin. You
will certainly get fresh Goods and Guaranteed at Lowest Prices.
Be sure to call on mc when you want Groceries, ami you will sav
AUG. 1. 1886.
PETER C. BEUNSON.
UNDER WAY'S HALL
Wanisuttn or New York Mills Mus
lin and the best 2200 power Loom
Linen. They have four-ply raised
edge Linen fronts, Linen lined pat
ent reinforced backs, four-ply neck
hands*- with band-made buttonholes
and continuous lacings in back ami
Warranted ami for .sale bv
GEO. U. CORNELSON.
NEWLY FITTED UP
OPPOSITE THE TEXT.
We do not propose to undersell
everyone else, bill we are ready to
meet fair competition. Our Stock is
now complete: give us a call
Mr. I. 8.CUMMINGS is with us,
and will he. glad to see Iiis old friends
We sell the. ROYAL 'ST. JOHM
SEWING MACH INKS.
Machines of all make.-; repaired.
Large Wiigoa Yard in rem of
VOSE & SALLEY,
HAMILTON'S INSURANCE AGENCY
E \ECI'TIVE D El'AUTMEXT.
Office of ComitjiolleiiGexekajj, .
columbia, S. C., April 1. lssii. )
T certify that Mr. John A. Hamilton, of
X Orangcburg, S. C, Agent oftheNORTli j
BRITISH and MERCANTILE, QUEEN
Insurance Companies of North America, ?
WESTERN ASSURANCE, FACTOR'Sand
TRADER'S, PEICAN and HOMEINSUR
ANCE COMPANIES, has complied
with (he requistilions of t!ie Act ol tin
General Assembly entitled An Act In regu
late the Agencies of Insurance Companies
not incoriKuated in Iho Stab* of South Caro
lina, and I herein* license the said JOHN
A. HAMILTON Agent aforesaid, to take
risks and transact all business nf insurance
in this Mate in ilie County of Orangcburg
for and iu behalf d said Comoanics. Ex
pires March :;ist, |XS7. W. E. STONEY,
UDELi JiDf CARRY ANY ST
Ts NOW APPROACHING IN
I earnest, and I wish to inform you that
the Emporium of Fashion is the place to
secure Clothing for hot weather, yon will
find in slock, Line and Black Serge Suits
and Drap D'ete. Just what is needed to
keep cool and comfortable. Reside- these
thin suits 1 have a lull assortment of Seer
sucker Coats and Vests of all the latest
patterns and In all sizes from ?1.73 to ?7.50.
Black Alapacaand Silk Serge Coats in all
sizes, including Extra Sizes, al-o Gents
Underwear of India Oau/.e, Lisle Thread
and Balbriggan. Just what you need this
I will give to every cash purchaser to the
amount of 810 or over, a SOLID SILVER
N1CKLE STEM WINDING WATER
BURY WATCH, a perfect ti.piece and
of the new series. Gentlemen wishing to
secure one of rhese watches had better
make their purchases at once as the mini'
her of watches are limited.
M. L. K1NAHL),
' 'R.UMB1A, S. C.
ONE SAW MILL OUTFIT COM
plele and in perfect order, viz . (Inc
THIRTY 1R|R>E LidLER, Une TWEN
TY-FIVE HORSE ENGINE. On.- SAW
MILL with ;.;J feel Carriage. Also, all
Tools necessary, Ins been used only one
year. Also, one NEW 10 HORSE AMES
UPRIGHT BOILER, one SEVEN UORSli
ENGINE. Apply to
May 27-3WOS. GEO. II. CORNELSON.
-g ss? r< Tj /iornelson: issr?
J.88G vT? AjL? wORNELSON. ltfsl)
OUR INCREASE IN TRADE PROVES
vcn conclusively that our GOODS um
FIRST-CLASS, ami an ' i?g sohl
CLOSE, 01 the} v.u.;. i not bc
sold so rapidly.
You will find the prettiest and best selected
CTOCK OF ORESS GOODC
?TOCK OF DRESS GOODtO
With TRIMMINGS to match in this mar
it is u-eless to end over the different
kinds. A visit to
/lOKNELSu.VS MAMMOTH STORTJ?
L/ORNELSON'S MAMMOTH storJDj
will pi >vc ih asff.rtien
THE NOTION DEI ARTMENT
Is complete and wo defy any house hi the
State ;) undersell us.
PARASOLS, &c.. &c,
Arc specialties with us.
It is an established fact that CORNEL
SON'S is the place to buy your SHOES as
he keeps the largest Stock to- select front.
Among them you will find the celebrated
Zeigler's Fine Shoes
For Ladies, Misses, Children and Eoys.
Other Makes for Ladies.
He also keeps BANNISTER, and TAY
LOR and CARR'S, CELEBRATED
HAND SEWED AND MACHINE SHOES
for gents in any st\ !e. lie warrants every
pair or money refunded. In fact every
pair that leaves his Store, matters not of
whose make, as we only deal with tirst
class houses, who are willing to stand by us.
We lead in
THE Cl.OilJS.su I2*:$1?%E?S.
We have a large and fresh stock of Ihc
latest Styles and Patterns, all of which
were selected with can'. If you need any
thing like Clothing, along with the prettiest
Stock of DATs ever brought here. Call
at CORNELSOVS and you will never re
Such ?s Neckwear, Jewelry, Cellars,
Drawers, Undershirts and the celebrated
"I'eail Silin,'' me loaders at CORNEL
Rnncuibei COR NELSON, is l ean i|tiar
Lers for FURNITURE.
!;' you want HARDWARE, rememUci
at CORNELS' 'N'.sis i . . id;, plai ein town
where yoti can supply i Verj need and
prices guaranb i ? !.
The best FLcUR, R.lCON, LsJLl),
CANNED GOODS, SUGARS, HAMS,
KINK TEAS, JAVA, RIO, 1'EABERRY.
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I CORNELSO.YS DOMESTIC STOCK
j i- woi th Inoki u at.
j 11 you need anytliini? in HARNESS or
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i . i
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ploy first cla.-s men, who will sei ve my ens
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